77 Winstead Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America


Dallas, TX – Winstead PC, a leading national business law firm, today announced that 77 of its attorneys were recognized as 2022 Best Lawyers in America®.

“I want to congratulate these 77 attorneys on this award. They are all outstanding lawyers and this recognition highlights their dedication to going above and beyond to meet our clients’ expectations on a daily basis,” said David Dawson, Chairman and CEO of Winstead and Austin based shareholder.  

The following Winstead attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers in America:

  • John Adolph - Banking and Finance Law
  • Mike Alessio  - Real Estate Law
  • Alex Allemann  - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Art Anderson - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Michael Bailey - Banking and Finance Law
  • Tracey Bailey - Real Estate Law
  • Robert Bass - Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • John Bergner - Trusts and Estates
  • Cathryn Berryman - Trademark Law
  • Dan Branch - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Brad Broberg - Real Estate Law
  • Marcus Brooks - Tax Law
  • David Brown - Commercial Litigation; Mediation
  • Linda Burgess - Insurance Law
  • Bob Burton - Community Association Law; Real Estate Law
  • Don Campbell  - Commercial Litigation
  • Jeff Chadwick - Trusts and Estates
  • Elliot Clark - Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • Brent Clifton - Tax Law
  • Cheryl Cain Crabbe - Trusts and Estates
  • George Craft, Jr. - Real Estate Law
  • Adam Darowski * - Real Estate Law
  • Andy Dow - Real Estate Law
  • Jim Doyle - Banking and Finance Law
  • Nancy Furney - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Toby M. Galloway  - Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Litigation - Securities
  • Lekha Gopalakrishnan, Ph. D. - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Amy Granoff - Banking and Finance Law
  • Mark Guthrie  - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • Tom Helfand  - Tax Law
  • Andrea Alford Hight  -  Construction Law
  • Mike Hilliard  - Banking and Finance Law
  • David Fowler Johnson - Insurance Law
  • Brandon Jones *- Tax Law
  • Jeanne Katz - Real Estate Law
  • Jennifer Knapek - Banking and Finance Law
  • Ken Kopf - Real Estate Law
  • Phil Lamberson - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Richard Leucht - Banking and Finance Law
  • Jim Lloyd - Real Estate Law
  • Stephanie Loomis-Price - Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Vincent Marino - Real Estate Law
  • Jeff Matthews - Real Estate Law
  • Ron Moss - Administrative / Regulatory Law; Energy Law
  • Chris Nixon* - Banking and Finance Law
  • John Nolan - Real Estate Law
  • Peter Nolan - Arbitration
  • Lori Oliphant - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Clyde Parker - Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Rakhee V. Patel - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Ed Peterson - Real Estate Law
  • Phillip Philbin - Intellectual Property and Litigation – Patent
  • Barry Putterman - Real Estate Law
  • Michelle Rieger - Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • James Ruiz - Commercial Litigation
  • John Rutherford - Real Estate Law
  • Teresa Schneider  - Commercial Litigation
  • Robert Shaddox - Patent Law
  • Kristen Sherwin - Construction Law
  • Brian Short - Real Estate Law
  • Melissa Ruman Stewart - Banking and Finance Law
  • Kristi Stotts - Real Estate Law
  • Jessica Straley * - Real Estate Law
  • Kevin Sullivan - Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Jolie Tenholder * - Real Estate Law
  • Fred Tuthill - Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Tom Van Arsdel - Commercial Litigation
  • Jordan Ware - Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • J. Richard White - Real Estate Law
  • Stewart Whitehead - Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • Joe Wielebinski - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Lorin Williams Combs * - Real Estate Law
  • Kirk Williams - Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning; Real Estate Law
  • Pete Winstead - Administrative / Regulatory Law; Environmental Law
  • Kevin Wood - Health Care Law
  • Emeline Yang - Banking and Finance Law
  • Greg Zimmerman - Real Estate Law

* First Year this lawyer was recognized in Best Lawyers in any practice area.

About Winstead

Winstead is a national business law firm with more than 300 attorneys who serve as trusted advisors to emerging, mid-market and large companies, both public and private. The Winstead team provides a range of core legal services that are critical to our clients achieving their business goals. Winstead’s business transactions and litigation practices serve key industries including airlines, financial services, higher education, healthcare, investment management & private funds, life sciences, real estate, and sports business & media.

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